Boris Johnson's return to Parliament may have moved step closer following a London MP's decision to retire.
Veteran Tory Sir John Randall announced last night he plans to stand down in 2015 after 17 years as the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. He had a majority of 11,216 at the last election.
The London mayor is widely expected to stand as a candidate in the general election and Uxbridge could be the ideal seat.
Boris Johnson was beaten last week in the race to find a safe seat by one of his deputy mayors, Kit Malthouse, was selected as the Tory candidate for NW Hampshire.